Igreja de São João Baptista
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Núcleo De Arte Contemporânea
This modern museum showcases the work of 20th-century modernists and surrealists as well as contemporary artists from all over Portugal.
Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceição
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More than 100 years old and frozen in time since its renovation in 1946, this old-fashioned, high-ceilinged deco cafe serves as a refuge...
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Praça da República · interesting places nearby
Igreja de São João Baptista information
The old town’s most striking church faces Praça da República, itself an eye-catching ensemble of 17th-century buildings alive with the echo of cooing pigeons. The church dates mostly from the late 15th century. It has an octagonal spire and richly ornamented Manueline doorways on its northern and western sides. Inside are 16th- and 17th-century azulejos. Gregório Lopes, one of 16th-century Portugal’s finest artists, painted the church's six fine panels.